Food and Drug Administration News

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10/20/2010
FDA Calls for New Warnings on Some Prostate Cancer Drugs

Hormonal meds linked to slight increase in risk of heart disease, diabetes

10/20/2010
Pradaxa Approved to Fight Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat, Stroke

Blood thinner could be new, easier-to-manage option for patients taking warfarin, experts say

10/20/2010
Pradaxa Approved for Atrial Fibrillation

To prevent stroke in people with abnormal heart rhythm

10/19/2010
FDA Advisers Back Anemia Drugs for Kidney Patients

More research needed on optimum dose, despite stroke risk posed by drugs, panel members say

10/18/2010
Baraclude Sanctioned for Severe Liver Disease

Among people with chronic hepatitis B

10/18/2010
Botox Approved for Chronic Migraines

For people who get migraines more than 14 days per month

10/13/2010
Front of Food Labels Should Focus on Calories, Salt, Fats: Report

Experts say this info gives consumers best guidance to cut disease risk

10/13/2010
Vivitrol Approved to Prevent Opioid Relapse

Injected drug blocks brain's opioid receptors

10/8/2010
Weight-Loss Drug Meridia Pulled From U.S. Market

FDA cites product's increased risk for heart attack and stroke

9/29/2010
Infant Sleep Positioners Dangerous, U.S. Health Officials Warn

12 babies in the last 13 years suffocated in them, FDA and CPSC say in public health advisory

9/28/2010
C-Reactive Protein Levels Vary By Race: Study

Finding could influence the use of statins to prevent heart disease, researchers suggest

9/27/2010
Contraceptive Containing a Folate Approved

Designed to help prevent certain birth defects

9/23/2010
FDA Restricts Access to Avandia

Citing heart risks, agency also orders review of key research on cardiovascular impact; European regulators suspend drug's sales

9/22/2010
FDA Approves 1st Oral Drug to Reduce MS Relapses

Using pill instead of injections could boost treatment, experts say

9/22/2010
Gilenya Approved for Relapsing MS

Oral drug designed to slow progressive disability

9/22/2010
Consumer Activists Want Modified Salmon to Be Labeled

The animals grow twice as fast due to genetic engineering; FDA decision on approval isn't expected for months

9/21/2010
FDA Advisers Consider Approval of Genetically Modified Salmon

The animals grow twice as fast due to genetic engineering, but critics fear risks to health and the environment

9/20/2010
FDA Advisers Weigh Approval of Genetically Modified Salmon

The animals grow twice as fast due to genetic engineering, but critics fear risks to health and the environment

9/17/2010
Three Cardiac Resynchronization Defibrillators Approved for New Use

Only for certain heart failure patients, agency notes

9/15/2010
FDA Advisers Divided on Whether to Ban Diet Drug Meridia

Signs of heart and stroke risks prompt some panelists to call for new warnings and restricted distribution

9/15/2010
Krystexxa Approved for Gout

For adults who can't use other therapies

9/13/2010
FDA Panel to Mull Ban on Diet Drug Meridia

Withdrawal of the drug, which may raise heart risks, is an option, agency says

9/10/2010
Chemical Poisoning Treatment Approved for Children

Pralidoxime chloride sanctioned decades ago for adults

9/9/2010
FDA Sends Warning to E-Cigarette Distributors

Agency cites false claims, poor manufacturing processes

8/26/2010
Eggs Being Produced by Recall Farms Safe, if Pasteurized, Experts Say

Treated eggs can be used in products such as salad dressings, cookie dough and cake mixes

8/25/2010
Are The Eggs in Your Fridge Safe to Eat?

Experts tell you what you need to know in the wake of a massive recall

8/23/2010
FDA Chief Says More Egg Recalls Possible

Nearly 2,000 reports of salmonella infections in people in about 22 states

8/22/2010
2nd Egg Recall Linked to Salmonella Under Way

Producer says there have been laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella enteritidis

8/20/2010
2nd Egg Recall Linked to Salmonella Under Way

Producer says there have been laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella enteritidis

8/19/2010
Nationwide Recall of Eggs Linked to Salmonella Expanded

More than 250 people sickened by germ as Iowa company recalls 380 million eggs

8/16/2010
Ella Emergency Contraceptive Approved

Intended to inhibit or delay ovulation

8/14/2010
FDA Approves Emergency Contraceptive

Called 'ella,' drug delays ovulation, but opponents say it's another abortion pill

8/9/2010
Food Labels Lead to Healthy Food Choices

Label readers consume fewer calories, less saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, sugars, study finds

7/30/2010
Flu Vaccine for Upcoming Season Approved

Protects against three strains predicted to be most prevalent

7/30/2010
Experts Support FDA Panel's Backing of New Blood Thinner

Brilinta, which got nod from agency advisors Wednesday, would be welcome option, docs say

7/30/2010
H1N1 Protection in Coming Season's Flu Vaccines: FDA

Just one shot should shield against multiple strains, agency says

7/29/2010
Cuvposa Approved for Chronic Drooling in Children

Primarily those with neurological disorders

7/28/2010
FDA Cites Its Food Safety Web Site

More than 100 problems identified so far, agency says

7/26/2010
Combination Drug Approved for High Blood Pressure

Tribenzor sanctioned for those who don't respond to other drugs

7/23/2010
FDA Panels Reject Plan to Curb Opioid Painkiller Abuse

Stumbling block was lack of mandatory training for prescribing doctors, official says

7/23/2010
Generic Lovenox Approved for Deep Vein Thrombosis

A condition that could cause deadly blood clots

7/21/2010
FDA Puts Partial Hold on Avandia Safety Study

Enrollment in TIDE trial suspended after agency rules diabetes drug has heart risks

7/15/2010
Diabetics Urged to Confer With Their Doctor About Avandia Use

Health risks posed by an unauthorized change of medications could be great, experts say

7/15/2010
Avandia Raises Heart Risk But Should Stay on Market, FDA Panel Finds

Experts vote for tightened controls or restricted sales on diabetes drug

7/14/2010
New Pill Found to Cut Weight With Few Side Effects: Study

Lorcaserin one of three new anti-obesity medications up for review by the FDA

7/13/2010
FDA Panel Seems Skeptical Over Key Avandia Data

Recent allegations of suppressed or manipulated findings by diabetes drug's maker may be having an impact

7/10/2010
FDA Reviewer Questions Results of Key Avandia Trial

Ahead of crucial advisory panel meeting next week, official cites 'mishandling' of data for diabetes drug

7/9/2010
FDA Advisory Panel Decision on Avandia Looms

Experts meet next week to pore over study data on controversial diabetes drug

7/6/2010
'Miniature Telescope' for Eye Approved for Macular Degeneration

Implanted device replaces eye's natural lens

6/29/2010
Generic Effexor XR Approved

To treat major depressive disorder